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    October 30, 2013
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>> good evening, everyone, and welcome to aljazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. >> well, sir, i think the american taxpayers expect us to get the sight up and running. as i told you... >> i'm certain that they did, they expected it the first time. >> they did, and so did i. >> nobody is losing their right to healthcare coverage, and no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage. those days are over, and that's the truth. >> defending and selling. a two pronged attack to fix america easy healthcare exchange. no money, but why some social security recipients are not celebrating. cleanup, why they're celebrating.
where the trash goes next. >> an object, believed to be a meet error right fell at a farm in new jersey. >> remembering a moment in broadcasttivity. broadcast history. >> more outrage tonight over the problems with the affordable care act and the president and his administration are promising once again to fix them. the system has been plagued by glitches since day one, and it was offline, even as the secretary of health and human services was grilled by the committee. and meanwhile, the president launched another defense from boston. mike has more on the story. >> reporter: the president's hss secretary called the website a debacle today, john.
even as the president was defending the law, and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had its share of problems. before there was obamacare, there was romney care, the massachusetts law that was the model for the affordable care act. visiting boston, president obama said the comparison sil hold. >> because you guys had a truman model that we built, the affordable care act on this tem platte. >platte. >> the president spoke on the same site that romney did. the president said that they will be happier with a new plan. >> so if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a better deal. >> for some, that deal could mean higher monthly costs than they played in the old plan.
>> if you can, will you. health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius. >> hold me accountable. i'm responsible. >> republics charged that the reb sight wasn't secure, and the applicants' financial data could be compromised. >> will you shut down so the americans -- >> will you read the memo? >> i have read it. >> weekly scans are going on. >> taken together, the republicans have the opening to regain their political footing. >> it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> yes, he's the president, and he's responsible for government programs. >> and the president said, yes,
he's responsible. and he's angry, but he like sebelius, vowed that the problems are going to be fixed. and one other thing, the president, flanked by democrats in iowa, with all of the problems to delay the march 31st deadline, whereby everybody must have insurance or pay a fine. and secretary sebelius said that they're not going to delay the deadline. >> from health and human services secretary, dr. lewis sullivan, he served under the first president obama. and dr. sullivan, thank you for joining us. >> good to be with us. >> what did you think of the secretary's presentation today before the committee? >> i thought that secretary sebelius did very well in a difficult situation, but all of the focus on healthcare and the glitches that have occurred, but i think that her performance was
quite good. >> >> how can we judge how serious the affordable care act is? >> it needs to be up and running so people can get information and enroll as quickly as possible. and this is particularly true for young people. and i think that the sooner this is fixed, the better it will be to have the program up and running. it's very important because many years have gone into getting where we are, and we certainly don't want to miss out on this opportunity >> and you support the affordable care act, correct? >> i certainly do. because lost in all of this debate is the fact that we have 50 million americans, prior to this legislation, 50 million americans without health insurance. one in six people in our population, and this is designed to address that. and it's my firm conviction that as we address this, and have the
healthcare system working more efficiently, not only will we improve the health of our citizens, but control the cost. too much of the cost is due to emergency care, and wasteful expenditures, and this is designed to address that. >> we heard from the president throughout the last couple of years that people who had insurance wouldn't have to lose their hurricane sandy and they coulto -- keep their insurance,d they will lose their policies because of the affordable care act, right >> yes, i think that it was an over simplified. they will not lose their insurance, so clearly, we -- if this was the case where this was a little off the mark, but i
certainly hope that they will fix that rapidly. >> in some ways, isn't perception as port as the actual fact of how this is operating? if americans lose confidence in the program, doesn't that threaten the success of it in the future? >> it certainly does. there's no question about that. that's why i said it's important for them to get the program fixed and up and running as quickly as possible. because the longer there are problems, those people will become confused or discouraged or disinterested. so clearly, per investigations play an important role. and we need to fet them going in the right way. >> there has been a drip, drip, drip, almost like the nsa and the spying scandal as well that seems to hinder the administration from moving forward on this.
you say let's fix the system and fix it quickly. but it looks like it will be at least to the end of november before it is. is that in time? >> well, i certainly hope so, if i think that the president and secretary sebelius and their colleagues need to work much harder to educate the american people about what are the good features in this system. and why is it important for everyone that this works. we have to be sure that our legislative leaders in the congress and our state legislators, are working for the good of the people. and we're seeing enough of the hyper bollic rhetoric. we want to see our citizens served. so that's really what i, as former secretary and our legislative leaders will listen to. >> in some ways, we heard from the secretary today. and we heard from her. and she apologized. but the president, what he knew
about the problems in the program. and what the actual problems are, and what he is doing specifically to fix them? >> well, i already said many times that the president, and the secretary and others really, citing back in 2010, should have begun the process of educating the american public. i think they really dropped the ball there, and now they're trying to play catch up. so clear, we need to have a lot more information coming from the administration, and i'm sure we'll get it. >> it's great to see you tonight. and thank you for joining us. we appreciate your. millions of americans will be getting an increase in social security, and it's one the smallest in years.
>> may i help you? >> harvey spears served 20 years in the u.s. navy before retiring to serve here, as an advocate working for dallas desability retains. almost every who comes through the door is disabled and depends on social security benefits >> some of them are barely surviving. they live day-by-day, and they have enough money to finish out the month. >> spears knows from personal experience how little social security pays. as a disabled vet, he gets those checks too. >> they're my livelihood and it allows me to work at a non-profit agency at the salary that i currently have. >> social security benefits for the disabled and for the nation's elderly, will go up by 1.5% next year to adjust for cost of living. it's among the smallest increases since 1975.
but better than 2010 and 2011, when there were no increases. the cost of living increase is based on the consumer price index. a national measure of price changes of housing and food. it ignores regional defenses, the fact that texas offers less state level welfare than most states. linda lost her new york benefits when she moved from rochester to dallas earlier this year. she said that the 1.5% social security increase is significant semest i like t it will be about $20 a month increase, but every little bit helps. >> champagne gets $700 a month from social security. she can't afford a car, so even with a broken hip, she walks. >> oh, goodness, let's not go
fall bards. oh, goodness >> the former special ed teacher find solace at church, and escape from her physical and financial troubles. she's 64, and she has had no luck finding work since losing her teaching job in 2005. >> we deserve this help because we have earned it. social security payments were deducted out of our paychecks, just like everything else. >> reporter: she says she only wishes the government safety net she landed in was less tatred. aljazeera, dallas. >> america continues to struggle with what to do with all of its trash. each person, it ends up in the
largest landfills. largest is near a suburban sprawl near los angeles. it has been collecting people's garbage for 60 years. finally, it's set to close. we have more from whittier, california. >> ail of this trash tells a story. playing house, got milk, and nothing but net. >> what are we walking over right now? >> we're walking over at least 50 stories of trash. >> all dumped here at puente pills. the nation's largest landfill. it rivals new york's central park in size, and so large it generates its wind pattern. it's an enormous eyesore. square in the middle of a community. 3,000 tons of prash is dumped here every day. it's smelly and that's why the
rents nearby want it shut down. >> and they're about to get their wish. the landfill's operating permit is expired. and the dutch is down. he's a happy man. >> it's closing, and it's all good now. the smell is going away, and the noises are going away, and it's something that we have wanted for a long, long time. >> at the time it was state-of-the-art and in an environment like los angeles, these things are the thing of the past. there's no way, both politically, or even room wise that we could ever build another landfill like this in a setting like this. >> reporter: which is why this place becomes even more port. puente hills also runs a massive material recycling center that will continue to operate. from sorting to stacking, plastics, paper, cans, all set to be recycled.
the hope is that they will be the future. and landfills like this one will be the past >> when you look at what we're doing, and where the industry is going to go, these are dinosaurs. >> still, the trash that has been coming to puente hills every year for the past 60 years has to go somewhere. so eventually, it will all be trucked some 200 miles away, to blithe, california. >> doesn't it become another person's problem? doesn't the problem in my backyard move from this community to another community >> upper fortunately the way those teens of decisions are made, it follows the pact of least resist aps. >resistance >> when landfills shut down like this, they have to go the other way. and there's a cost to that. >> mike hughes is more concerned with the lasting impact right
here at his home. >> all of that trash is still in the canyons, and where we used to have they beautiful canyons, if you look up there, all you're going to see is a manufactured hillside. from a very selfish perspective, we're really glad to see our trash go away, and go someplace else. >> the trash may be going, but it's definitely not gone. the discarded pieces of people's lives, will simply become another mountain of trash in another community. puente his, california. >> good evening, i'm meteorologist, kevin cornval. 19 storms, and this is the 29th storm that we're talking about. this is typhoon krosa making its
way to the philippines. it's going to gain intensity in the china sea and make it's with a he to china and possibly to vietnam. so we'll keep you informed of what's happening with the some more in the next couple of days. we're talking about this major storm system that's building up, and we're going to take you to the south and the great lakes with flooding and gusty winds and major water. there is going to be a problem for many, many people. >> a lot of people want to know about the weather tomorrow neat p it is the night before halloween. for firefighters in detroit, that means keeping an eye out for devils. a special report from the motor city when we come back, and plus, the latest move to make it dealt for smokers to light up.
>> stocks finished the day off of their record highs after the federal reserve said that there will be no days in the economic stimulus program. strong enough to ease the central bank's bond buying programty. >> iprogram. it has been a dramatic day for those in facebook. 66% higher than a year ago. but facebook stocks started dropping, and after the social media giant revealed the daily use by teenagers, it's down. more people are drinking coffee at starbucks. the profit suddenlied by more than 30% due it an unspecked jump in visits to its cafe. there were 630 new openingings in the past year the >> >> the minimum age to purchase
cigarettes in new york city is about to go up. the city council voted to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21. it includes the electronic vapor cigarettes. new york's mayor said that he's expected to sign that measure, and the federal minimum for buying cigarettes is still 18 years old michael is here with sports, and the red sox try to do something that the franchise hat done since 191. >> a long time ago, finally winning the world series at fenway. all they have to do is beat the cardinals tonight. rematch, game two, the red sox's john lackey in game four and if
game 7 is necessary, it will be played tomorrow night at fenway >> >> representatives of the oneida indian nation asked the league to sanction owner, daniel snyder, over conduct with the continued use of the name and mascot that define a dictionary defined racial slur piment >> and in basketball, allen iverson officially announced his retirement from the nba even after not playing since 2010. 11 all-stars, and 2001mvp award. ranked six of all time. more coming up in 20 minutes. >> thank you. and tonight is angel's night. every year, the night before halloween, detroit firefighters patrol neighborhoods to prevent
vandals from torching buildings. it has been going on for 20 years. >> reporter: at this hour, an estimated 5,000 volunteers are on the ground looking for anything suspicious. as you can imagine, this is one of the busiest days of the year for the detroit fire department. it was they who started very early n the days preceding halloween, the detroit firefighters are busy. it's missing that they come to expect this time of year when abandoned structures across the city are intensely set ablaze. >> right now, we have a defensive posture, and we're doing our entire operation. >> what began decades ago, known as devil's night, involving childhood pranks, and turn a dangerous turn in the 80s.
arson still prevalent today. >> >> the numbers are increasing every year. >> >> reporter: pastor, dorell reed, is one of the angels patrolling the streets. we went along for the ride. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: something arsonists see plenty of is blight. it's one of the many issues facing detroit. a city near bankruptcy. >> you see the dry brush? the wood is degree, and the carpeting. >> reporter: the captain of the detroit fire department has spent this week warning the residents to be on the lookout for anything experience. >> if someone wants to make mischief, throw it on fear, can send gasoline in here or a molotov cocktail. and it's close to disaster
because it's close to an occupied house. e. paul weismann, who lives across the street from this eyesore, takes precautions >> we have a fire hose that we hook up to it and water it down. >> but angel's night, as it's now called, appears to be work. in 1995, 800 fires consumed the city in this period, and last year, there were 90 fires reported. >> we recognize that yes, we have challenges, but those challenges are turning around to be opportunities, and with the continued help with the publicecter and the private sector, we're going to make a change. >> >> reporter: the nights for angels out number those doing harm. another fire is under control. and another home and possibly another life is spared.
but pastor reed believes they're showing what's possible when a community works together, despite the obstacles that the city faces. and this is a day that the city of detroit takes very seriously. they have beefed up the patrols and there are nowhere firefighters on the streets. in addition to that, there's a curfew for anyone under 17 years of age. anyone who wants to fill up a canister, there's an ordinance that bans that, and it won't be lifted until after halloween >> you showed us in your story that there are thousands of those abandoned structures in detroit. and is the city doing anything to get rid of the bleat >> in the past couple of years, the city has knocked down 8,000 homes, and that was brought on by the administration, and we just learned a couple of weeks ago that the obama
administration will also invest money here in detroit to make sure that more homes are knocked down. it's progress, and steps are being taken. >> thank you very much. up next on aljazeera america, we head to one county in colorado where not one single resident has sandy up for the healthcare exchange. and in california, on the investigation, the fbi sting that has targeted one state senator.
>> social security payments will increase next year, by much. 1 and a half percent. it's money one of the smallest since 1970. >> >> and the nation's largest landfall is closing. 13,000 tons of trash gets dumped
in puente his everyday. and people who live close by say it's a loud and smelly dump. the trash will now be sent 200 miles away to an area near the california-arizona border. president obama he said that he takes full responsibility for the problems with he said that the millions of people receiving cancellation noses from the healthcare company will get new plans that they will like more. kathleen sebelius answered tough questions today. >> you tell us who made the decision. >> i can tell you, i did not. >> so who made the decision on the 27-year-old quote for someone who is 50? >> i just said i'll get you that information. >> thank you >> sir, i think that the american taxpayers expect us to
get the sight up and running >> i'm certain that they did. they expected it the fert. >> i understand, and so did i. >> would i commit to shut down the system? >> no, sir, did you read the memo? the interface testing, and weekly scans are going on, this is a temporary -- >> that is not what the memo said. >> it seems it's not that difficult to compile since the number is quite low >> the telephone goes through the system. >> i think it's great that you're a team player, and you take responsibility. >> whatever, he's the president, and he's responsible. i don't think that's accurate, sir. >> you recommended independent -- >> i think we can do that is what i said. >> i think or i know we can do
it? >> sir, i can't tell you what i don't know firmly right now. i know that is the plan, and i will get that information to you. >> if you're wrong, will you go into the changes? if you can, will you some that's a yes or no? >> i will take a look at it. >> individual states are having their own problems with the affordable care act. in one colorado county, not a single person is enrolled in the healthcare exchange. and the problem has to do with where the uninsured live. >> leonardo, in the market for health insurance. in summit county, colorado. jennifer abbot is helping leonardo navigate the exchange. >> you would qualify for a tax credit of about $3,623. >> they have one of the highest
eats of uninsured people in the state. he doesn't get health insurance through his job. resort communities like summit have long had higher health insurance premiums than the rest of the country, and so far, obamacare has done nothing to make it less expensive >> how many have you enrolled? >> so far everybody has looked at the rates and walked out the door. it's sticker shock, they can't afford it. >> the higher you go, the more you're going to pay for healthcare. my healthcare costs just went up about 50%. colorado was divided into 11 rating areas. area 11, home to summit and other counties, has the state's highest premiums, but right next door, areas 1 and 3 in denver have some of the lowest.
>> when people have illnesses and things that they can't deal with locally, they come to us. >> the map can't be redrawn until 2015. >> because the plans have been certified and looked at it calculated, based on all of the data for the entire state, so you can't just change one county and not affect another countdown the line. >> reporter: he wants a waiver for summit so the people don't have to pay the 195-dollar penalty for not buying insurance before 2015. but that's just a short fix. the tougher question is whether the affordable care act will make healthcare costs truly affordable for people who live here. aljazeera, summit county, colorado >> now to the questions surrounding the security agency. agency officials have been
advised to cite the 9/11 attacks when asked to talk about surveillance activity. the document obtained under the freedom of information act, obtains a serious of talking voices. there were more revelations today about the extent of the nsa surveillance activity. the agency is secretly broken into the main communication links connecting yahoo and google data centers. by tapping those links, the agency would be able to tap into hundreds of user accounts. and the government has not denied it. but google and yahoo say that they are unaware of this activity. joining us from boston, aljazeera's security contributor, and what do you make of these reports today?
>> in some ways, what happened today is a perfect storm. aljazeera america gets this document delineating these talking points, and what do they say? not only do they purposely tre to evoke ni evoke 9/11, but thia program x when we work with private companies, with he go through the courts and we compel them to give us their data, and that's a good process. and what do we learn today? oh, by the way, not only are they getting data on the front end, but they're breaking into the company's files and stealing that information, google unaware of it, and the others are unaware of it. and some of them are not true, and in are lies. >> we have reports in years past
about spying on american citizens, and the extent of the intelligence programs, but i don't believe that we have had such a drip, drip, drip come out and what affect does it have on the united states credibility >> we see the push back, and the german chancellor made it known. but on the u.s. community, in the talking points that aljazeera america was able to get, it's very clear that they want to push the idea that this is oversight. and they sent a senate report saying that there has never been a problem and never an abuse, and contrast that to today. we have senator fienstein of the intelligence committee. saying unaware of these things happening and a need for reform.
saying that this has gotten out of control. and we need legislative reform to rainy thi rein this back in. so talking points, with limited and everything is great. and today, x number of months later, we're getting a very different story, and congress is talking about reforming this whole thing because it has blossomed and bloomed. and we should expect more, john, it drips and drabs but not small. >> >> after 9/11, that's why we got the patriot act. and that's why it was passed in congress, and it resonates with people continuously, and not necessarily because it's a talking pon. >> no, i agree with you absolutely there. let's face it. we were all shaken by 9/11, i know exactly where i was when it went down.
but they're saying that the 9/11 commission says that we need to connect the dots. and this is a program to connect the dots, and i don't think that argument is logically or factually correct. there are lots of ways to fail in intelligence. one is we don't have the number, and let's get it, and the other is you have the information, but you don't connect the dots. the left hand is not talking to the right hand. and that's what the 9/11 was focusing on. but this is not taking information that we already have, and making better use of it, but these programs are talking about massive ex stance of data collection around the globe and not connecting the dots of what we already have. and those are different >> interesting perspective. good to see you. >> a powerful politician in california is facing a federal
corruption investigation. the fbi alleges that he took money to influence legislation, and josh is with us now, and he's in washington, so josh, tell us about this story. >> this is the fbi's case against california senator, ron calderon. the senator has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. it's all part of a year-long undercover sting. movie executives looking to influence legislation, and they approached the senator and paid him off. the conversations were recorded and the fbi lessoned. and they were wiretapped. and there were trips to las vegas and medium. according to the affidavit, the senator accepted more than $60,000 in bribes from fbi agents, and there was an envelope filled with cash, and
an entire less of characters. several other influential lawmakers are noted in the documents, but it's important to note no charges are filed. these are only allegations. back in july, the fbi raided the senator's office, and they got his computer. and they have been issuing ever sense. >> so you're talking about the senator allegedly influencing legislation, and what do we know about that >> well, john, in california, an independent film can qualify for a lucrative tax with credit if it's budget exceeds $1 million. and they were allegedly posing as movie executives, and they wanted the threshold lowered. allegedly, calderon was able to do it for apres. and they required want fib agents hire his daughter, and they were allegedly paying her
$3,000 a month for a movie studio that didn't exist. and she received $3,000 a month in payments and never had to show up for work. >> i know you'll have more coming up tonight at the top of the hour. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> three british journalists are pleading guilty to hacking phones. news of their please comes as two of their former bosses stand trial in london. the former editors are charged with operating the phone hacking. it led to the shutdown of the murdock tabloidty. >> officials in japan are cleaning up the earthquake damage from the fukushima nuclear facility. they have approved a radioactive fuel road. the numbers in the thousands. the crews wanted them removed in the event of another earthquake. they hope to secure the fuel and
prevent any leak of radiation in the future. the cleanup process could take at least 30 years and cost more than $100 billion. 70 years ago tonight, americans heard this on the radio >> it's believed that a flaming object, believed to be a meteorite fell on a farm in new jersey. >> a world broadcast and the panic that followed. next. >> >> and sitting down with a man called the next --
>> it was 75 years ago today that actor and director, or so anuez, broadcast war of the world. it mixed music with news bulletins, vexing people that martians were invading. from the small new jersey town where it was set. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen, from the park plaza hotel in new york city, we bring you the music... >> the war of the worlds food americans into thinking that a martian invasion of new jersey are at it again. they're at it again, the town where the aliens were set to have landed. >> we bring you a special bull ten. >> actor, or so an wells, reeled in the unsuspecting audience with dance band music and bull tens. >> what sounded like news cut
aways from programming fooled people at that time. >> what would you think if you heard this coming out of your old time radio? >> a bulletin was handled to me. martians spaceships are falling all over the country. >> this was a different era. you had dad and mom listening to the radio, and wells himself said that it was the radio equivalent, putting a white sheet over your body and jumping out from behind the bush, going boo. the next day, panic, and phone lines were jammed >> i think there were something like 2,000 phonecalls to the police in three hours. it was not like today where everybody had cellphones.
it was a big deal. >> the coffee shop is peppered with war of the worlds media. and they host events regularly. could it happen today? >> absolutely, in a heartbeat i believe it could. because there's a lot of fear and a lot of terror and things that scare us. if it was put into something moder today, online, facebook. >> it's large, large as a bear, and it glistens like wet leather, but face it, ladies and gentlemen, it's indescribable, i can't force myself to quit looking at it. >> today they simply revel in it. >> >> mike with ports p. they said that 2/3 of the people who listened believed it. >> it's the left live coverage
in the history of u.s. journal willful. it was all fake, but phenomenal coverage. and we have phenomenal coverage in boston tonight. the red sox can pull it off. despite having not played in the league since 2010, the former all american draft peck. 1 all-star games, and 2001 most valuable particular award. his game point average ranked 6th of all tim in the history of the nba. >> i'm going to retire from basketball. it's a tragic day. i never imagine the day coming, but i know it would come, and i feel proud and happy to say that
i'm happy with my decision, and i feel great. i had a great run, and coach johnson gave me the opportunity, when nobody in the world would, and believed in me. and basically saved my leaf. helped my dream come true. >> allen iverson became a point guard in the nba for his scoring, rather than his ability to set up his teammates. but in minnesota, the pass point guard, who was an international star along before he played in the nba >> you could say that rickey rubio, the spanish sensation is more than a basketball prodigy. you can consider him an art test. his court vision has no rules, no boundaries, and like many
works of art, sometimes you have to see it a few times. >> were you ever a passer and did you ever surprise yourself? >> trying something for my teammates. but there are problems that come with it. >> some say that you were born with a basketball if your hand, but when did you actually pick one up? >> i remember my mom handled me, i was three or four years old. i was trying to play all the time. >> rickey rubio has been a professional basketball player since he was 14 years old in europe. but when his plane touched down in mime, he stepped off for the timberwolves. >> it was unbelievable.
i couldn't imagine anything better. i came here, and the airport was packed, and everybody was ready to watch me, and i actually had fun playing. >> reporter: and rubio's rival into the association marked a new beginning of the era of timberwolf basketball. back nearly a decade when sanders was the coach. >> reporter: we heard him compared to pete maravich. and are there any players that you coached? >> it's hard to say maravich. because >> reporter: pads, and we had onite teams of our own team and the playbook, and i had clips of him when he was at lsu. i gave him a 60 minute clip of pete mayor rich to watch.
>> although his passing skills and defense ability have allowed him to be one of the stars, his boss would like him to take a page from pete's book. >> a few times, your greatest strength will be your greatest weakness if you can't control that. his greatest strength is to be really unselfish, but sometimes that can be his downfall. >> what do you like about this team? >> when there's a mistake mid and they're frustrated, whatever they say is in their native language, and many times we don't know what they're saying, but from the looks of it, we have an idea. >> it's nice, i play with the guys from russia, and montenegro, spain, and it comes
with the same one, but everybody to start music or whatever. >> they adopted music or any of your style yet? >> not yet. >> in minneapolis, aljazeera. >> moving to baseball,ing it be the biggest night for boston, the red sox. a 3-2 series lead. and they win, they will clench a series at home for the first time in 1918. they had the sweep. but did it on the road. right now, in the third inning, it's scoreless. the cardinals had two on and nobody out. but we do not have a score with us in boston. >> very tough job for the
cardinals tonight piment >> in st. peter's scary this past weekend, in front of house of people, pope francis met a friend. he made himself comfortable. and at one point, they tried to get him off of the stage, but he wrapped his arms around the pope's leg. he continued his homily, and put his hand on the child's head. the child got closer and for the second time when someone tried to take him away, he rested and ran to his new friend. some beautiful pictures there at the vatican, and you can watch this when we go. watch him go back. great pictures. all right, stay with us, kevin corval has more after this.
>> there has been a winter storm with us from the beginning of the week, across the four corners of the rockies, and now the system is making its way across the central part of the united states. let's take a closer look. we're getting a lot of rain out of the system right now. chicago, texas, and in these areas, we expect to see rain in the next 4 hours. flood watches and warnings are in effect in the region. and that's going to be a major problem, but that's not the only thing we'll be getting out of the system. the frontal boundary will be making its way across the east coast on friday. and you notice behind it. so you're going to see a change in the air. warmer conditions and dropping. out ahead of the front, it's going to be quite warm. and that's going to set up severe weather that we're going to be seeing. up here towards the north, the rain extending from the ohio river valley, all the way up to new england. in that area, if that's cool
enough, it will be changing to snow, but the rain is not going to be the biggest problem. it's going to be the winds. down here in lake ontario and lake erie, and in southern illinois, 40 mile-per-hour winds. branks and power lines are coming down, and we expect to see out ams there. a big problem, but as we go through the week, things will be better and cooler conditions there. well, for boston, we have been fairly lucky. a lot of that rain exited the picture today. and the temperatures retain now, 46° for boston. windchill feels more like 44. new york retain now, 58. that's a look at weather and john has the headlines right now.